Date: March 2015

What is the electric flux through a cube of side 1 cm which encloses an electric dipole?

Chapter: [0.02] Electric Charges and Fields

A concave lens of refractive index 1.5 is immersed in a medium of refractive index 1.65. What is the nature of the lens?

Chapter: [0.09] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

How are side bands produced?

Chapter: [0.15] Communication Systems

Graph showing the variation of current versus voltage for a material Ga As is shown in the figure. Identify the region of

(i) negative resistance

(ii) where Ohm's law is obeyed.

Chapter: [0.03] Current Electricity

Define capacitor reactance. Write its S.I units.

Chapter: [0.01] Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Show that the radius of the orbit in hydrogen atom varies as *n*^{2}, where *n* is the principal quantum number of the atom.

Chapter: [0.13] Atoms

Distinguish between 'intrinsic' and 'extrinsic' semiconductors

Chapter: [0.14] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Use the mirror equation to show that an object placed between f and 2f of a concave mirror produces a real image beyond 2f.

Chapter: [0.09] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Find an expression for intensity of transmitted light when a polaroid sheet is rotated between two crossed polaroids. In which position of the polaroid sheet will the transmitted intensity be maximum?

Chapter: [0.1] Wave Optics

Use Kirchhoff's rules to obtain conditions for the balance condition in a Wheatstone bridge.

Chapter: [0.03] Current Electricity

A proton and an α-particle have the same de-Broglie wavelength. Determine the ratio of their accelerating potentials

Chapter: [0.11] Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

A proton and an α-particle have the same de-Broglie wavelength Determine the ratio of their speeds.

Chapter: [0.11] Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Draw a block diagram of a detector for AM signal and show, using necessary processes and the waveforms, how the original message signal is detected from the input AM wave.

Chapter: [0.15] Communication Systems

A cell of emf 'E' and internal resistance 'r' is connected across a variable load resistor R. Draw the plots of the terminal voltage V versus (i) R and (ii) the current I.

It is found that when R = 4 Ω, the current is 1 A and when R is increased to 9 Ω, the current reduces to 0.5 A. Find the values of the emf E and internal resistance r.

Chapter: [0.03] Current Electricity

Two capacitors of unknown capacitances C_{1} and C_{2} are connected first in series and then in parallel across a battery of 100 V. If the energy stored in the two combinations is 0.045 J and 0.25 J respectively, determine the value of C_{1} and C_{2}. Also calculate the charge on each capacitor in parallel combination.

Chapter: [0.01] Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Write the underlying principle of a moving coil galvanometer.

Chapter: [0.05] Moving Charges and Magnetism

A galvanometer of resistance G is converted into a voltmeter to measure upto V volts by connecting a resistance R_{1} in series with the coil. If a resistance R_{2} is connected in series with it, then it can measures upto V/2 volts. Find the resistance, in terms of R_{1} and R_{2}, required to be connected to convert it into a voltmeter that can read upto 2 V. Also find the resistance G of the galvanometer in terms of R_{1} and R_{2}

Chapter: [0.05] Moving Charges and Magnetism

With what considerations in view, a photodiode is fabricated? State its working with the help of a suitable diagram.

Even though the current in the forward bias is known to be more than in the reverse bias, yet the photodiode works in reverse bias. What is the reason?

Chapter: [0.14] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Draw a circuit diagram of a transistor amplifier in CE configuration.

Chapter: [0.14] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Define the terms : Input resistance How are these determined using typical input and output characteristics?

Chapter: [0.14] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Define the terms :Current amplification factor. How are these determined using typical input and output characteristics?

Chapter: [0.14] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

In a double-slit experiment using the light of wavelength 600 nm, the angular width of the fringe formed on a distant screen is 0.1°. Find the spacing between the two slits.?

Chapter: [0.1] Wave Optics

Light of wavelength 5000 Å propagating in air gets partly reflected from the surface of water. How will the wavelengths and frequencies of the reflected and refracted light be affected?

Chapter: [0.09] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

An inductor *L* of inductance *X _{L}* is connected in series with a bulb B and an ac source. How would brightness of the bulb change when (i) number of turn in the inductor is reduced, (ii) an iron rod is inserted in the inductor and (iii) a capacitor of reactance

*X*=

_{C}*X*is inserted in series in the circuit? Justify your answer in each case.

_{L}Chapter: [0.06] Alternating Current

Identify the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is suitable for radar system used in aircraft navigation.

Chapter: [0.08] Electromagnetic Waves

Name the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum which is

used to treat muscular strain.

Write in brief, how these waves can be produced.

Chapter: [0.08] Electromagnetic Waves

Name the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum which is

used as a diagnostic tool in medicine.

Write in brief, how these waves can be produced.

Chapter: [0.08] Electromagnetic Waves

A giant refracting telescope has an objective lens of focal length 15 m. If an eye piece of focal length 1.0 cm is used, what is the angular magnification of the telescope ?

Chapter: [0.09] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

If this telescope is used to view the moon, what is the diameter of the image of the moon formed by the objective lens ? the diameter of the moon is 3.48 × 10^{6} m and the radius of lunar orbit is 3.8 × 10^{8}m.

Chapter: [0.09] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Write Einstein's photoelectric equation and mention which important features in photoelectric effect can be explained with the help of this equation.

The maximum kinetic energy of the photoelectrons gets doubled when the wavelength of light incident on the surface changes from *λ*_{1} to *λ*_{2}. Derive the expressions for the threshold wavelength *λ*_{0} and work function for the metal surface.

Chapter: [0.11] Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

In the study of Geiger-Marsdon experiment on scattering of α particles by a thin foil of gold, draw the trajectory of α-particles in the coulomb field of target nucleus. Explain briefly how one gets the information on the size of the nucleus from this study.

From the relation *R* = *R*_{0} *A*^{1}^{/3}, where *R*_{0} is constant and *A* is the mass number of the nucleus, show that nuclear matter density is independent of *A*

Chapter: [0.12] Nuclei

Distinguish between nuclear fission and fusion. Show how in both these processes energy is released. Calculate the energy release in MeV in the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction :

`""_1^2H+_1^3H->_2^4He+n`

Using the data :

m(`""_1^2H`) = 2.014102 u

m(`""_1^3H`) = 3.016049 u

m(`""_2^4He`) = 4.002603 u

m_{n} = 1.008665 u

1u = 931.5 MeV/c^{2}

Chapter: [0.12] Nuclei

A group of students while coming from the school noticed a box marked "Danger H.T. 2200 V" at a substation in the main street. They did not understand the utility of a such a high voltage, while they argued, the supply was only 220 V. They asked their teacher this question the next day. The teacher thought it to be an important question and therefore explained to the whole class.

Answer the following questions:

(i) What device is used to bring the high voltage down to low voltage of a.c. current and what is the principle of its working ?

(ii) Is it possible to use this device for bringing down the high dc voltage to the low voltage? Explain

(iii) Write the values displayed by the students and the teacher.

Chapter: [0.06] Alternating Current

Using Huygens's construction of secondary wavelets explain how a diffraction pattern is obtained on a screen due to a narrow slit on which a monochromatic beam of light is incident normally.

Chapter: [0.1] Wave Optics

Show that the angular width of the first diffraction fringe is half that of the central fringe.

Chapter: [0.1] Wave Optics

Explain why the maxima at `theta=(n+1/2)lambda/a` become weaker and weaker with increasing *n*

Chapter: [0.1] Wave Optics

A point object 'O' is kept in a medium of refractive index *n*_{1} in front of a convex spherical surface of radius of curvature *R* which separates the second medium of refractive index *n*_{2} from the first one, as shown in the figure

Draw the ray diagram showing the image formation and deduce the relationship between the object distance and the image distance in terms of *n*_{1}, *n*_{2} and *R*.

When the image formed above acts as a virtual object for a concave spherical surface separatig the medium *n*_{2} from *n*_{1} (*n*_{2} > *n*_{1}), draw this ray diagram and write the similar (similar to (a)) relation. Hence obtain the expression for the lens maker's formula.

Chapter: [0.09] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

An electric dipole of dipole moment`vecp` consists of point charges +*q *and −*q* separated by a distance 2*a* apart. Deduce the expression for the electric field `vecE` due to the dipole at a distance *x* from the centre of the dipole on its axial line in terms of the dipole moment `vecp`. Hence show that in the limit x>> a, `vecE->2vecp"/"(4piepsilon_0x^3)`

Chapter: [0.02] Electric Charges and Fields

Given the electric field in the region `vecE=2xhati`, find the net electric flux through the cube and the charge enclosed by it.

Chapter: [0.02] Electric Charges and Fields

Distinguish with the help of a suitable diagram, the difference in the behaviour of a conductor and a dielectric placed in an external electric field.

Chapter: [0.01] Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Define the terms polarization of a dielectric and write its relation with susceptibility.

Chapter: [0.01] Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

A thin metallic spherical shell of radius *R *carries a charge *Q* on its surface. A point charge`Q/2` is placed at its centre C and an other charge +2*Q* is placed outside the shell at a distance *x* from the centre as shown in the figure. Find (i) the force on the charge at the centre of shell and at the point A, (ii) the electric flux through the shell.

Chapter: [0.02] Electric Charges and Fields

State Ampere’s circuital law

Chapter: [0.05] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Use this law to obtain the expression for the magnetic field inside an air cored toroid of average radius '*r*', having '*n*' turns per unit length and carrying a steady current *I*.

Chapter: [0.05] Moving Charges and Magnetism

An observer to the left of a solenoid of N turns each of cross section area 'A' observes that a steady current I in it flows in the clockwise direction. Depict the magnetic field lines due to the solenoid specifying its polarity and show that it acts as a bar magnet of magnetic moment *m* = NIA.

Chapter: [0.05] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Define mutual inductance and write its S.I. units

Chapter: [0.07] Electromagnetic Induction

Derive an expression for the mutual inductance of two long co-axial solenoids of same length wound one over the other,

Chapter: [0.05] Moving Charges and Magnetism

In an experiment, two coils c_{1} and c_{2} are placed close to each other. Find out the expression for the emf induced in the coil c_{1} due to a change in the current through the coil c_{2}.

Chapter: [0.07] Electromagnetic Induction

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